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Spain Thump Norway To Book Final Spot

Spain booked their place in the final of the European U21 Championships with a dominant 3-0 win over Norway on Saturday night.

The first real chance of the game fell Spain's way with Isco flashing a shot just wide of the post eight minutes in while Barcelona's Cristian Tello was played in behind the defence soon after but he failed to pick out Rodrigo.

Illarramendi was next up to have a crack but his strike in the 13th minute curled just wide while Isco was denied by a spectacular save from the goalkeeper.

Marcus Pederson responded for Norway with a long-range shot that went high and wide while Rodrigo flashed a cross across the face of goal.

Orjan Nyland was called into a double save in the 23rd minute when he kept out Montoya before getting up quickly to tip Rodrigo's effort around the post.

The Norway stopper continued to impress as he saved a shot from Illarraemendi before denying Tello but the breakthrough would come on the stroke of half-time as Rodrigo flicked home after a lapse in concentration from the defence.

Markus Henriksen saw a brilliant chance deflect wide while Stefan Strandberg was just unable to guide his header on target in the 72nd minute as Spain starting sitting deep.

Strandberg missed another chance with five minutes to go when he poked over from close range and that would be punished when the brilliant Isco twisted and turned before poking the ball into the roof of the net at the other end.

Spain then wrapped up the win in stoppage time when Morata raced past the defence before tucking away on the second attempt as they cruised into the final.

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